Red Pepper Noodles
Pasta with vegetables is one of those recipes that can be great for lots of different occasions. It can be the star of a romantic dinner, a get-together with friends, or a healthy option for young children, since these pastas are delicious, healthy, and pack a considerable punch of nutrients.
When you prepare a healthy recipe, you’re making an effort to take care of the people you care about, which might be why we associate eating well with familial love. A healthy and balanced diet, with a variety of fruits and vegetables, allows children to grow healthy and strong and develop their abilities to their full potential.
If you’re wondering about what to eat today, and you want to take advantage of what’s in your fruit bowl or on display on your FRUITWALL, we’re here to offer one of our recipes for kids and for all pasta lovers.
These homemade red pepper noodles are sure to please because of their great flavor and striking color. They can be served with a cream sauce, or with one of the two vegetarian sauce recipes that you can find below.
- 5 small red peppers
- 2 eggs
- 750 grams flour
- 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
- 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
- Extra flour for kneading
The first step is peeling the peppers. To do that, you can use a technique that involves roasting the peppers directly on the flames or burners of your stove, rotating them until all of the skin is burnt. Do this for all of the peppers, and then place them in cold water. Scrubbing the peppers should then remove the skin.
Remove the seeds and clean the interior. Cut the peppers, add salt, and process the pieces until they form a creamy paste.
Separate 600 grams of flour and place it, in the shape of a volcano, in a large mixing bowl. In the center of your volcano, add the pepper paste, the oil, salt, a pinch of paprika, and the eggs. Combine this mixture well using your preferred kitchen utensil, a wooden spoon for example. Add the rest of the flour and form the dough, adding enough water to achieve the correct level of moisture so that the dough becomes smooth and doesn’t stick to your fingers. Now it’s time to let the dough rest.
Two or three hours later, separate the dough into four portions to knead it comfortably. Stretch each ball, while using the amount of flour necessary so it doesn’t stick to the kitchen counter. Prepare a pan, platter, or clean surface with flour to place the noodles. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into a thin, consistent layer. Roll the flattened dough into a log and begin to cut the noodles with a sharp knife. Place them on your prepped surface and wait for them to take form before cooking.
Boiling the noodles is just like with any other pasta: in a pot with water and salt, until the pasta rises to the surface.
- Spinach 300 grams
- 1 onion
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 20 grams butter
- ½ liter of cold milk
- 200cc cream
This spinach sauce shares a few similarities with a béchamel sauce. It will go great with your homemade red pepper noodles and will add even more color to this dish.
Wash the spinach, separate the leaves, and cook in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove, rinse well, and chop.
Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the chopped onion. Slowly add the flour by sprinkling it into the pan. Constantly move the sauce for a few moments before slowly adding the milk, and continue moving the sauce with a fork or whisk so that all ingredients mix and lumps don’t form. Lastly, add the chopped spinach to the mixture. Keep stirring the sauce over medium-low heat until it begins to boil. Add the cream and salt and pepper to taste, remove from heat, and mix the sauce with the noodles.
These sauce will combine fantastically with your homemade red pepper noodles. Get ready to surprise your family and friends with these healthy and delicious recipe!
Enjoy your meal!